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Continuing a testing start to their Premier League season, Newcastle open their doors to Arsenal this Saturday afternoon in a match which will present challenges for both sides. While the majority of Newcastle United vs Arsenal betting tips hinting that the hosts are on for a fourth defeat in five games, the visitors have their own issues – a defensive shambles that has endured in the aftermath of Arsene Wenger’s departure being the main one. It’s all to play for at St James’ Park this weekend.

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Newcastle United vs Arsenal Best Odds

15. September 2018 | 15:00
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Under 2.5 total goals
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Newcastle win
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Arsenal’s defensive struggles are real, and they will be pleased that they are playing one of the teams least likely to take much advantage of that. The 11/10 odds at BetBright on there being fewer than 2.5 goals in this game seem like excellent value given that Newcastle will play their usual cagey game. 888sport, meanwhile, are offering 3/1 on the home win. That’s a result that is more than possible if the home side can grab an early lead, so those may be the Newcastle United vs Arsenal best odds of the weekend. As more of a punt, look at Newcastle’s often goal-shy striker Joselu for first scorer – he’s been in form early in the season, and 13/2 with William Hill might be a very generous price.

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Newcastle United vs Arsenal Betting Tips: Form Guide

Magpies Need To Steal A Few Points

First, the bad news. Newcastle have picked up a single point from their first four Premier League games, and that was from a 0-0 draw at the similarly attack-challenged Cardiff. If they continue in this manner, they’ll be relegated. The good news, though, is that they’re hugely unlikely to continue picking up points at such a slow rate – their three losses so far have come against Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester City, and each time it’s been by the same 2-1 margin. Given that those are three of the toughest opponents they’ll face all season, all that’s missing is a meeting with Liverpool. They’ve got three hidings-to-nothing out of the way, now they can play.

That said, the draw with Cardiff might be the most concerning result out of the games Newcastle have played. If you treat points against the elite as a bonus – and we should remember the Magpies picked up wins against Manchester United and Arsenal last season – you need to make sure you’re picking up wins against the chaff. Given that Cardiff are the dictionary definition of “chaff” from a Premier League viewpoint, failing to beat them even after being gifted a late penalty (missed by Kenedy) is troubling. Newcastle can’t afford to look a gift horse in the mouth, even though in the event of such an equine endowment, Mike Ashley would probably sell it for a small profit.

Outside of the Premier League, the North-East club’s showing has not been any better. Although the Carabao Cup is a distraction and should play little part in Newcastle United vs Arsenal betting tips for today, the manner of Newcastle’s 3-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest was a slap in the face for fans who know they won’t win a major trophy and could do with some joy outside of the weekly grind.

Arsenal Recover From Awful Start

The ultimate baptism of fire for a manager new to English football is to start your season with a game against Manchester City. Unai Emery’s Arsenal debut, at home to the reigning champions, ended in an unsurprising defeat, but it was the following weekend’s trip to Chelsea that may have given Gunners fans flashbacks to the very recent past. Just as was wont to happen under Wenger, Arsenal leaked avoidable goals and were 2-0 behind to a potential rival before they really started to play. When they did start, goals from Mkhitaryan and Iwobi sent them in at half-time on level terms. A Marcos Alonso goal with ten minutes left, however, ensured a second straight defeat for Emery.

Since then, the North London side have started to show what they may be capable of. The visit of West Ham presented the perfect opportunity to bounce back against a side with a paper-thin defence and no apparent tactical plan. Arsenal duly fell a goal behind, because Arsenal, but were level within five minutes through Monreal. An Issa Diop own goal give the Gunners their first lead of the season before a late Wellbeck goal applied the gloss on a 3-1 win.

Last time out, the opposition was Cardiff, and the defensive nightmare returned. After Shkodran Mustafi had headed Arsenal ahead, the hosts equalised through Camarasa. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang re-established the lead, only for Daniel Ward to once again level things up. A Lacazette winner secured all three points for the visitors, but as Newcastle United vs Arsenal match previews will point out, Newcastle are unlikely to be as defensively slack as Cardiff, so a more complete performance is needed here.

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The Last Five Games

Newcastle United VS. Arsenal

  • Newcastle Form1 draw and 4 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Newcastle Goals4 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Arsenal Form3 wins and 2 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Arsenal Goals10 goals in the last 5 matches
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Newcastle United vs Arsenal Preview: Recent Meetings

The last meeting between these sides came at this stadium in April, as part of Arsene Wenger’s farewell tour. In keeping with the musical metaphor, Arsenal delivered one of their greatest hits in the form of a directionless performance and a forgettable defeat against a vastly inferior side. Lacazette put the visitors ahead on 14 minutes, but that was as good as it got for the Gunners, with Ayoze Perez restoring parity on 29 before, in the second half, Magpies winger Matt Ritchie plucked a winner. Granted, Arsenal fielded a few of their fringe players on the day, but a side containing Lacazette, Aubameyang and Nacho Monreal still shouldn’t be losing to Newcastle.

Earlier in the season, while Arsenal still mathematically held hope of a Champions League spot, they did win the meeting at the Emirates Stadium. The victory came through a single goal scored on 23 minutes by Mesut Ozil. A Newcastle side missing their midfield talisman Jonjo Shelvey was unable to get back into the game from there.

Newcastle United vs Arsenal Prediction: Narrow Home Win

Arsenal’s start to the season has been somewhat chaotic – they wouldn’t have expected to avoid defeat against Manchester City, and the Chelsea match could have gone either way. In many ways, it’s the heavy weather they’ve made of beating West Ham and Cardiff – two teams who look like perfect relegation candidates – that gives more pause. Newcastle have been unlucky to lose to Chelsea, and pushed Manchester City hard before conceding a wonderful goal late on. Against a side with the obvious fragility that still holds Arsenal back, they may well find that their luck changes.

As such, we’re going to make a bold Newcastle United vs Arsenal prediction – a home win. By all means, Arsenal may be a better unit by the end of the season than they look right now. Emery is known for crafting sides that are tough to beat and win games through controlling tempo. At the moment, he is mostly working with the side left behind by a manager who … didn’t do that. On the reasoning that Benitez has exactly the right tools for the job he wants to do – and Emery doesn’t – we’re calling this a narrow win for Newcastle. Probably 1-0.

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